Prize details

Jeya Wilson Prize

Value:

Book and cash subject to available funds

Closing date:

No application required

Eligibility

This prize was established in 1999 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of what is now the School of Political Science and International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington. It arises from a donation by a former student of the School, Jeya Wilson. It is awarded annually to the student in Political Science or International Relations judged to be most worthy of the award.

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This prize, established in 1999 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of what is now the School of Political Science and International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington, arises from a donation by a former student of the School, Jeya Wilson, as a gesture of appreciation to the School for her own prize-winning studies (B.A.(Hons), first-class, and winner, K.J. Scott Prize, 1982). Jeya Wilson received a Commonwealth Scholarship to Oxford University where she obtained her doctorate, was President of the Oxford Union, and completed a dissertation on race relations in South Africa.

1. The prize shall be known as the Jeya Wilson Prize.

2. The prize shall be awarded annually to the student in Political Science or International Relations judged to be most worthy of the award who, in the year of the award, has completed an essay or a thesis on an aspect of race relations.

3. The prize shall be awarded on the recommendation of the Head of the School of History, Philosphy, Political Science and International Relations in consultation with the academic staff and Head of Programme in Political Science and International Relations.

4. The value of the prize, in any year, shall be determined after consideration of the income from the fund.

5. If in any year the income from the fund or any part thereof is not expended, it may be added to the fund.

6. The name of the student awarded this Prize shall be inscribed on the Honours Board at the premises of the Political Science and International Relations programme.